Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
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10.1 Farnworth and Kearsley, Greater Manchester, S John (T), 8, 12-1-8 (626 kg) in G. SD743058
21.7 S Walkden, Greater Manchester, S Paul (T), 8, 18-2-1 (940 kg) in E. Wed. SD738030
32.6 NNW Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 12, 19-2-10 (995 kg) in E. Also hung for ringing: 2♯. Fri 19:00. SD720092
43.2 SE Swinton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 22-0-7 (1121 kg) in E♭. SD774017
53.2 S Worsley, Greater Manchester, S Mark (T), 10, 24-0-7 (1222 kg) in D. Tue. SD745006
63.4 WNW Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, Deane (T), 8, 12-1-18 (630 kg) in F♯. Wed. SD693081
73.5 ENE Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, S Mary (T), 8, 15-0-6 (765 kg) in F♯. Mon. SD796075
83.6 NNW Bolton, Greater Manchester, All Souls (T), 8, 23-2-23 (1204 kg) in E. ART Teaching Centre: Bolton All Souls. SD713108
93.7 E Stand, Greater Manchester, All Saints, Whitefield, 8, 22-0-22 (1128 kg) in E♭. Tower notice(s) / pNBR info discrepant. Mon. SD802059
104.1 SW Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, S George (T), 8, 11½ cwt (~580 kg) in G. One bell (or more) from ring unringable: treble and 2nd. SD688019
114.3 NW Bolton, Greater Manchester, S Peter, Halliwell or Smithills, 8, 14-3-12 (755 kg) in E. Tue 19:00. SD692106
124.4 ESE Prestwich, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 16-0-15 (820 kg) in E. Wed. SD810036
134.9 NE Bury, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 12-3-2 (649 kg) in F. Mon. SD804108
144.9 SSE Eccles, Greater Manchester, S Mary V, 8, 19-3-13 (1009 kg) in E♭. Thu. SJ778986
155.6 W Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, S Bartholomew, 8, 14-1-2 (725 kg) in F♯. Detached tower. Tue. SD652059
165.7 SE Salford, Greater Manchester, S Thomas, Pendleton, 8, 18-0-10 (919 kg) in E. SJ811995
176.4 WSW Leigh, Greater Manchester, S Mary V (T), 8, 16-0-10 (817 kg) in D. SD656003
187.1 WNW Horwich, Greater Manchester, Holy Trinity, 8, 12-3-13 (654 kg) in G. Thu. SD644115
197.2 SE Salford, Greater Manchester, Sacred Trinity (T), 8, 11-2-17 (592 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. [website] SJ834987
207.4 S Flixton, Greater Manchester, S Michael, 8, 13-3-1 (699 kg) in F. Tue. SJ747939
217.4 SE Manchester, Greater Manchester, Cath & Parish Ch of S Mary, S Denys, & S George, 10, 27-3-6 (1412 kg) in D. Wed (not always: check). SJ838987
227.6 NNE Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, S Paul, 8, 9-0-27 (469 kg) in A. Thu. SD791169
237.6 SE Manchester, Greater Manchester, Town Hall (T), 12, 42-2-25 (2170 kg) in B. Also hung for ringing: 2♯; the ringing bells form part of a 23-bell chime; ringing prohibited. SJ838980
247.7 ENE Heywood, Greater Manchester, S Luke, 8, 21-3-9 (1109 kg) in E♭. Mon. SD856107
257.9 SSE Stretford, Greater Manchester, S Matthew (T), 8, 11-1-23 (582 kg) in G. Mon (with exceptions). SJ794941
267.9 W Hindley, Greater Manchester, S Peter, 8, 13-1-21 (683 kg) in F. Wed. SD615042
278 E Middleton, Greater Manchester, S Leonard (T), 8, 11-2-8 (588 kg) in F♯. Mon 20:00. SD871063
288.4 SW Culcheth (Newchurch), Cheshire, dedication unknown (T), 8, 12-0-14 (616 kg) in F♯. Mon. SJ661949
298.7 WNW Blackrod, Greater Manchester, S Katharine, 6, 9-3-26 (507 kg) in G. Tue 19:00. SD613110
309.9 WNW Adlington, Lancashire, S Paul (T), 8, 13-1-4 (675 kg) in F. Thu. SD603134
319.9 NNE Helmshore, Lancashire, S Thomas, 8, 8-3-7 (448 kg) in G. SD782212
3210 W Wigan, Greater Manchester, All Saints, 10, 29-1-8 (1490 kg) in C♯. Mon. SD581056
3310.1 SE Manchester, Greater Manchester, Holy Innocents, Fallowfield (T), 8, 13-2-19 (694 kg) in F. Mon 20:00. SJ855940
3410.2 SSE Manchester, Greater Manchester, Christ Church, Barlow Moor, West Didsbury (T), 8, 16-2-7 (841 kg) in E♭. No regular ringing. SJ830918
3510.2 W Wigan, Greater Manchester, S James, Poolstock, 8, 25-2-21 (1305 kg) in D. Tue. SD578045
3610.5 ENE Rochdale, Greater Manchester, S Chad (T), 8, 15-1-23 (785 kg) in E. Tue. SD896131
3710.6 SSW Warburton, Greater Manchester, S Werburgh, 8, 25-2-6 (1298 kg) in E♭. Mon. SJ704891
3810.6 ENE Rochdale, Greater Manchester, S Mary, Balderstone, 8, 12-3-20 (657 kg) in F♯. SD904116
3910.6 NNW Darwen, Lancashire, S Peter, 6, 12-2-8 (639 kg) in E. SD694222
4010.8 NE Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Christ Church, Healey, 6, 14-2-22 (747 kg) in E♭. Mon 19:00. SD885157
4110.9 SE Manchester, Greater Manchester, Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, 8, 13-2-0 (686 kg) in F♯. Fri (1st). SJ889959
4211.2 S Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester, S Margaret, Altrincham (T), 10, 25-2-24 (1306 kg) in C. Mon. SJ760878
4311.2 SSE Manchester, Greater Manchester, S Wilfrid, Northenden, 6, 14 cwt (~710 kg) in F. SJ832900
4411.2 SW Newton le Willows, Merseyside, S Peter (T), 10, 24-2-5 (1247 kg) in E♭. Thu. SJ592956
4511.4 NNE Rawtenstall, Lancashire, S Mary, 8, 14-0-2 (712 kg) in F. Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way. SD810227
4611.4 NNE Haslingden, Lancashire, S James (T), 8, 16 cwt (~810 kg) in F♯. SD785236
4711.4 E Oldham, Greater Manchester, S Mary (T), 12, 35-0-4 (1780 kg) in D♭. Also hung for ringing: 6♭. SD927051
4811.5 WNW Standish, Greater Manchester, S Wilfrid, 8, 12-0-23 (620 kg) in G. Tue. [website] SD563102
4911.5 SE Manchester, Greater Manchester, S James, Didsbury (T), 6, 7-2-4 (383 kg) in B♭. Tue 20:00. SJ846903
5011.6 NE Whitworth, Lancashire, S Bartholomew (T), 8, 15-3-1 (801 kg) in F. SD887176